Government Shutdown Impacting Climate Change Research
USFSP Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Yasin Elshorbany is working to unlock the secrets of fighting global climate change by analyzing spray from the ocean’s waves. A former NASA scientist, Elshorbany is part of a $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will be used to collect and analyze aerosol particles from breaking waves at the Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory in Bermuda. However, the government shutdown is impacting this work, as well as affecting other researchers working on climate change, by limiting access to data, access to grants and collaboration with colleagues in the federal government. All of this was chronicled in a front page article in the Tampa Bay Times.